A Durham County judge resealed multiple documents in the Faith Hedgepeth homicide case Wednesday, furthering officials’ tight-lipped handling of information in the investigation.
The documents — including all search warrants, 911 calls and recordings related to the case — were resealed for 45 days by Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson during a meeting between Durham court officials and The Daily Tar Heel’s lawyers.
Hedgepeth, a UNC junior, was found dead in her Chapel Hill apartment in the early hours of Sept. 7.
The number and scope of documents related to the investigation have not been made available, prompting the DTH’s lawyers — Hugh Stevens and Mike Tadych — to meet with officials and detail the difficulties media organizations have faced in accessing documents in the case.
Court and police officials have hesitated to release what documents, warrants and recordings exist in the investigation and details surrounding their sealing.